Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide
- 336 pages
- Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest
- Edward B. Westermann
- 22 June 2015 Edward B. Westermann
❦ [KINDLE] ❁ Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest By Edward B. Westermann ➡ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk As he prepared to wage his war of annihilation on the Eastern Front Adolf Hitler repeatedly drew parallels between the Nazi uest for Lebensraum or living space in Eastern Europe and the United Statesâ As he prepared to wage his and the Kindle Ó war of annihilation on the Eastern Front Adolf Hitler repeatedly drew parallels between the Nazi uest for Lebensraum or living space in Eastern Europe and the United Statesâs westward expansion under the banner of Manifest Destiny The peoples of Eastern Europe were he said his âredskinsâ and for his colonial fantasy of a âGerman Eastâ he claimed a historical precedent in the United Statesâs displacement and killing of the native population Edward B Westermann examines the validity and value of Hitler's Ostkrieg ePUB Ò this claim in Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars The book takes an empirical approach that highlights areas of similarity and continuity but also explores key distinctions and differences between these two national projects The westward march of American empire and the Nazi conuest of the East offer clear parallels not least that both cases fused a sense of national purpose with racial stereotypes that aided in the exclusion expropriation and killing of peoples Westermann evaluates the philosophies of Manifest Destiny and Lebensraum that justified both conuests the national and administrative policies that framed Nazi and US governmental involvement in these efforts the military strategies that supported each nationâs political goals and the role of massacre and atrocity in both processes Important differences emerge a goal Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: MOBI :Ú of annihilation versus one of assimilation and acculturation; a planned military campaign versus a confused strategy of pacification and punishment; large scale atrocity as routine versus massacre as exception Comparative history at its best Westermannâs assessment of these two national projects provides crucial insights into not only their Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: MOBI :Ú rhetoric and pronouncements but also the application of policy and ideology âon the groundâ His sophisticated and nuanced revelations of the similarities and dissimilarities between these two cases will inform further study of genocide as well as our understanding of the Nazi conuest of the East and the American conuest of the West.